Price: €3.50 – €5.80
African Elemi Resin
Adam Michael has this to say “African Elemi is full of rich, bright, uplifting fresh citrus notes that are strikingly similar to what you discover when smelling frankincense. The difference though is like the colour of this resin the aroma has a very dark vibe about it throughout to the extent I’d class this material aromatically as a black citrus. This resin has clearly detectable top, heart, and base notes that are so compelling, complex and multi layered throughout. The base (for me at least) even contains something aromatically blackcurrant bud like, full of warmth and fruit.
Another resin material I highly encourage burning on an oil burner** and most of all if you enjoy making your own perfumes I would strongly encourage tincturing this resin. In tincture form (for personal use) this material is a superb modifier of bergamot and orange, blends beautifully with pink pepper and rosemary, generally imparts a real blast of freshness into citrus colognes and is also wonderful within floral bouquets. I recommend this material exceptionally highly to everybody interested in resins.”
Botanical Name: Canarium Schweinfurthii
** At Hermitage Oils should you wish to burn the material neat we would recommend burning the material on an oil burner opposed to using charcoal disks. If you follow this recommendation we also advise placing a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and then laying the resin on top. This prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use and by using an oil burner you get to enjoy much more of the aroma of the resin than when using charcoal disks.